3. Regulating Psychological Threat

The Motivational Consequences of Threatening Contexts

  1. Kai J. Jonas4 and
  2. Thomas A. Morton5
  1. Bastiaan T. Rutjens1,
  2. Joop van der Pligt2 and
  3. Frenk van Harreveld3

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch3

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

How to Cite

Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J. and van Harreveld, F. (2012) Regulating Psychological Threat, in Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis (eds K. J. Jonas and T. A. Morton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Göttingen, Germany

  2. 5

    University of Exeter, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    University of London, UK

  3. 3

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2012

Book Series:

  1. Social Issues and Interventions

Book Series Editors:

  1. Marilynn B. Brewer

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671436

Online ISBN: 9781118347683

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Keywords:

  • regulating psychological threat, consequences of threatening contexts;
  • modern society, increasingly complex and uncertain;
  • crisis and threat, societal/man-made/or natural;
  • societal threats, affecting well-being and health;
  • adverse impact of lack of control/unpredictability with crisis;
  • control and order motivation;
  • personal control over life's outcomes, social/physical as motivation;
  • threats to order and control;
  • threats, on religious and scientific belief systems;
  • religious and political beliefs, being one way in regulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Control and Order Motivation

  • Threats to Order and Control

  • The Effect of Threat on Religious and Scientific Belief Systems

  • The Effect of Threat on Belief in Societal and Scientific Progress

  • Discussion

  • References